(Closed) Toasting flutes/Cake Cutting set.. are these things really necessary!?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We have a toasting set because my sister who got married like 6 years ago saved hers and gave it to me.  And I got a cake cutting set, but it’s a plain one – I bake often and was excited to have an excuse to buy a REAL cake cutting set, so I don’t have to keep using butter knives and spatulas for the cakes I bake.

I don’t think they’re necessary and I’ve been to lots of weddings that didn’t have them.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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soontobewed2016:  Were they necessary? No. Did we have them? Yes.

There are many things in the wedding that you really can’t take with you (decor, flowers–but they die, etc), so it was nice to have these couple of pieces from the wedding to remind us of our special day. I will admit, they have been kept in their box every day since the wedding, but we pulled them out and used them on our first anniversary (both the cake cutter to cut the top tier of our wedding cake that we froze right after the wedding, and the toasting flutes to have some champagne). It’s a nice little keepsake to have, and maybe pass on to future children…?

 

Maybe it you made them more personal to you, you’d be more inclined to have them? Maybe toasting beer mugs? Check out Etsy for some ideas!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Just another added expense for your special day that in my opinion isnt really necessary. if you do purchase them they will become a keepsake. You might use them to toast on your anniversary. That’s cute. But in the big scheme of things, again in my opinion you can use that money for something more useful. 

Heres what I did- I went to some thrift stores, found some super pretty crystal flutes for $3.00 a piece. I also found a sterling silver cake cutter for $7.00. I glued an old broach that was my grandmothers onto the cake cutter and I tied a beautiful pink ribbon around my flute because I like pink ribbons.  So for $13.00 I had a beautiful set for my cake table. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They are 0% necessary. Your venue will provide something if you don’t provide your own.

However, they really are kinda fun down the line. I can’t tell you how sweet it was to sit on the floor eating pizza and drinking champagne form our wedding flutes the day we closed on our forever house. Or cutting the cake Mother-In-Law brought over when we hosted our first Thanksgiving in that house with our wedding set. We use the flutes a lot. Anniversaries, birthdays, or sometimes just when my girlfriend brings over prosecco. 🙂 The cake cutting stuff we use very rarely.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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soontobewed2016:  I was in the same boat, until my cousin heard what I was doing and was like, oh girl no. Shen lent me her wedding cake set. And a friend ended up gifting us champagne flutes before the wedding. That worked out well because they looked really nice in the photos. So I would recommend asking if someone could loan your there cake service set. For flutes, I would check with the venue and ask them to provide champagne flutes at your table/seats. Because really, fancy ones aren’t necessary, and the plain champagne flute is always classic.

Post # 7
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1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I borrowed a cake cutting set from my mom. Our toasting flutes were a gift from a co-worker of mine. I got them engraved and are now a keepsake that we will use on anniversaries and such. If we didn’t get them as a gift, would I have purchased them? Not sure, but I’m glad we have them.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Nope.  We borrowed the cake cutting set and instead of champagne flutes used wine glasses for bridesmaids and me and beer mugs for DH and groomsmen.  I think all of us were drinking beer or mixed drinks anyway so this way worked better.  Maybe it’s not classy but I also come from a really small town so it’s not something anyone around here would judge us for.  People actually thought it was a great idea.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I toasted with vodka cranberry in a clear plastic cup.  DH had rum and coke.  This is the only photo I could find that showed it.  I think it’s kinda nice, now everytime I drink vodka cran in plastic I can remember our wedding 😉 haha I don’t, but I can.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We just used the wine glasses at the venue (we didn’t do champagne, though, but I’m sure the venue would provide those) and the cake cutting set we borrowed from my sister.  See if someone would loan their set to you for the day!  I was sure the heck not paying money for something I’d use once in both cases.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

We didn’t buy cake cutting set (the venue provided it), but we did get the personalized champagne flutes and use them on special occasions but we love champagne!  If beer mugs are more your thing go with that or what your venue provides. 

Post # 12
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Presque Isle

They aren’t necessary at all. Ours were a gift and we actually plan to use them once a year on our anniversary. I got our top layer remade and plan to for each anniversary so that we can toast ourselves and cut our wedding cake. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

As all the PPs have pointed out, these are 100% not necessary. Sure they might be nice to have/cute keepsakes but if you are breaking the budget to get them there is no point. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

We are getting a cake cutting set that has been passed down. My grandma used it and then she passed it along to my mom. Now we get it and we will pass it on to our future child. 

We are also getting personalized wine glasses for the head table, parents and grandparents. Luckily my granpa owns a company that does etching so he is doing it for us as a wedding gift. If he wasn’t doing them for us, we wouldn’t have spent the unnecessary money. 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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soontobewed2016:  

I still might end up getting these things but are they really neccesary?

Nope

So did you have them?

and nope

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